Tom Faulkner Award for Distinctive Furniture Design


Tom Faulkner


Winner: Fred Dunbar

Title of work: Shiver

University: Northumbria University


The Tom Faulkner Award for Distinctive Furniture Design will be presented to the designer whose work is distinctive and masters the balancing act between beauty and functionality. 

We are especially looking to champion bold, creative and distinctive design imbued with meticulous attention to detail. 

The winner will demonstrate a deep understanding of form and its relation to space. 


£750 cash prize

Tour of the Tom Faulkner workshop in Wiltshire

Tom Faulkner


This collection of 3D design products is comprised of 3 bronze bowls, an ash stool, and an ash dining chair.

The pieces of the collection are all bound by a few different elements – all share a sense of mood, drama and a common language of form found in motion.

The angular yet fluid pieces are inspired by sharks and the way they move through the water.

The development of the collection started with material experimentation, combining materials and processes to see what would happen. Through this, certain effects were produced which resemble a similar atmosphere to the inspiration photographs used as a mood board during the collections conception.